NYCLA signed on to a letter calling on Congress to allocate $30 million in FY2018 to the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP), the only federal program dedicated to investing in evidence-based strategies for strengthening school leadership in high-need schools. We are proud to join a diverse group of 50 organizations and more than 100 educators, education leaders, and advocates from across the country in sending this letter to the U.S. Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education.

As the letter says, “Robust investment in school leadership via SLRSP is critical to achieving the major goals of ESSA and delivering on the promise of local control: strong, sustained implementation of improvement strategies in every classroom, every year, across entire schools. Our schools should be places where great teachers thrive and all students excel.”

Read the letter here.